Event Date: 8th October 2022


As teachers, we often use text-based stories in language classes to build reading and writing skills, and video-based stories for listening. Digital storytelling lets students create and share stories digitally. While digital stories have all the benefits of building oral skills, like classroom oral storytelling, the electronic format allows learners to improve their written communication skills for the digital age. This is not quite the same as writing a story on paper; the digital form allows for far greater distribution of the learners’ work. Creating these stories builds 21st Century skills of creativity and communication.

This talk shows examples of digital storytelling, offers a framework for creating digital stories, and encourages teachers to find ways to incorporate digital storytelling into their classes.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Deborah Healey was the 2019-2020 President of the Board of Directors of TESOL International Association. An online and face-to-face teacher educator, she writes and presents extensively internationally (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, US) on appropriate use of technology in language teaching. Her doctorate is in Computers in Education and her website is https://www.deborahhealey.com.